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Palgrave Studies in Political History

The Intellectual Origins of the Belgian Revolution

Political Thought and Disunity in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 1815-1830

Authors: Marteel, Stefaan

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  • Assesses the extent to which the origins of Belgian nationalism were situated in the politics of the years preceding the Belgian Revolution
  • Provides an in-depth study of the political languages of the major political groups in the Southern Netherlands
  • Offers a fresh perspective to the historiographic debate on Belgian nationalism
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This book explores the political ideas of the Belgian Revolution of 1830, which led to the break-up of the Restoration state of the ‘united’ Kingdom of the Netherlands. It uncovers the origins of liberalism and political Catholicism in the Southern Netherlands in the wake of the French Revolution, and traces the development of political language in the context of the tensions between the Northern and Southern part of the united Netherlands. It shows how differences in ‘Dutch’ and ‘Belgian’ political and intellectual history resulted in different understandings of essential political concepts such as ‘sovereignty’ and ‘balance of powers’, as well as of the nature of the constitutional order of 1815. Finally, it traces the emergence of Belgian nationalism within the discourse of opposition against the government. Stefaan Marteel therefore provides a fresh perspective on the intellectual background of the rise of the nation-state in the nineteenth century.

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Stefaan Marteel is an independent teacher and writer in Brussels, Belgium. He previously taught political history at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 63,06 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89426-3
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89425-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Intellectual Origins of the Belgian Revolution
Book Subtitle
Political Thought and Disunity in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 1815-1830
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89426-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89426-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89425-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 319
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